The “T” in the middle of SBTDC denotes the business advisory services that we offer to small business that are seeking to develop and commercialize novel technologies. When the Technology Commercialization Counselors are in the field meeting with clients they can refer clients to other team members, with specialized skill sets. Our General Business Counselors can assist with business and management advice, finances and access to capital. If you have thought about exporting we have a team of Certified Global Business Professionals that can get your business moving across the globe. We offer many other services and I encourage you to visit the SBTDC website. Below we would like to introduce you to our “PTAC” team.
The North Carolina Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) educates businesses on how to obtain contracts by providing comprehensive assistance in selling products and services to local, state and federal government agencies. The PTAC has been part of the SBTDC and assisting North Carolina businesses for over 27 years.
PTAC provides a wide range of assistance – most at no charge – to NC businesses through one-on-one counseling sessions, classes, seminars and events. Counseling may revolve around:
- Determining suitability for contracting
- Researching procurement histories
- Identifying bid opportunities
- Proposal preparation
- 8(a) and other certifications
- Preparing for audit
Learn more about the PTAC and connect with them at: www.sbtdc.org/programs/ptac/contact/